Sartorial mythbusting

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by apropos, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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  2. jefferyd

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    AFAIK, A&S never cut for the Duke. Bad example.
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    That we are. You should see what we do with curtains!
    Why, do you guys...sorry, I meant gays...cut for A&S?
    Speaking of this, in the 1890s, "gay" just meant "happy." It was a perfectly good word that the homos stole and I want it back.
    iammatt wants the word liberal back, but Tomasso and I are keeping it. - B
     


  4. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Speaking of this, in the 1890s, "gay" just meant "happy." It was a perfectly good word that the homos stole and I want it back.
    I believe that's why some parties like to spell it "ghey." I'm not sure, though. In any case, I'd be happy to petition the Pink Dolphin Society to officially return the word to your camp, much as Hong Kong was returned to China after a designated period of time. Nevertheless, deep down I feel like your camp and my camp might be the same camp, so to whom would we really be returning the word? I also just want to make sure that FNB isn't included anywhere in the negotiations. He's like the "stylemeup" of fabulosity.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I believe that's why some parties like to spell it "ghey." I'm not sure, though.

    In any case, I'd be happy to petition the Pink Dolphin Society to officially return the word to your camp, much as Hong Kong was returned to China after a designated period of time.

    Nevertheless, deep down I feel like your camp and my camp might be the same camp, so to whom would we really be returning the word? I just want to make sure that FNB isn't included anywhere in the negotiations.


    Actually, HK was granted to the Brits in perpetuity. Kowloon was on a 99 year lease which ended in 1997. The ChiComs made clear in the early '80s, that when the lease was up, they were not going to renew. Since HK cannot survive without Kowloon (no water on HK Island, for instance), the Brits had no choice but to make a deal.

    What this has to do with anything I have no idea.
     


  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    AFAIK, A&S never cut for the Duke. Bad example.

    Stickler.

    - B
     


  7. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Actually, HK was granted to the Brits in perpetuity. Kowloon was on a 99 year lease which ended in 1997. The ChiComs made clear in the early '80s, that when the lease was up, they were not going to renew. Since HK cannot survive without Kowloon (no water on HK Island, for instance), the Brits had no choice but to make a deal.

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  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I'm pretty sure that Orientals don't drink water, so manton's HK theory is bunk.

    I refer, of course, to True Orientals, and not to, say, George Takei or the dudes who used to play Charlie Chan.

    - B
     


  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I'm pretty sure that Orientals don't drink water, so manton's HK theory is bunk.

    I refer, of course, to True Orientals, and not to, say, George Takei or the dudes who used to play Charlie Chan.

    - B


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  10. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    was George Takei a drapist [​IMG]

    He's on our team, along with Perry Mason. Diduknowthat?
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Is that a short front balance or is it just me?
     


  12. mafoofan

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    I'm pretty sure that Orientals don't drink water, so manton's HK theory is bunk.

    I refer, of course, to True Orientals, and not to, say, George Takei or the dudes who used to play Charlie Chan.

    - B


    Am I a True Oriental?
     


  13. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    Am I a True Oriental?
    Depends on your Orientation?
     


  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Am I a True Oriental?

    Do you drink water?

    - B
     


  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Depends on your Orientation?

    I'm an oriented toward truth and the American Way.

    Do you drink water?

    Yes. But not if it's fizzy, and only with ice.
     


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